Thomas Kuipers

With 15 years of experience in IT, an entrepreneurial mindset and strategic vision I have actively shaped the technological backbone of businesses in different industries such as cyber security, gaming and knowledge management.

Building on my extensive experience as full stack engineer and my passion for product design, I am enthusiastic about leading the entire engineering process from initial idea to realisation. By applying a consultative approach across stakeholders I ensure that innovative business models are supported by state-of-the-art technological solutions. My toolkit includes modern frameworks such as React, large scale architectural solutions with AWS and high performance backends with Javascript, Golang and PHP.

Both from a personal and professional perspective, I am very interested in the effects of emerging technologies — such as AI or blockchain — on society. I am currently enrolled in the masters programme Science-Technology-Society at the University of Vienna to put this interest into an academic context.

Vienna
Dutch and English fluently. Conversational in German.
thomas@webvalid.nl
+31 637011102
github.com/Thomas-Kuipers
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Technical experience

Languages Level
Typescript Senior
Javascript (ES 5, 6, 7) Senior
Golang Medior
PHP Senior
HTML Senior
CSS (CSS3, less, sass) Senior
MySQL Medior
Frameworks
Angular >= 2 (typescript) Senior
React (javascript) Senior
Laravel (PHP) Senior
Symfony 2 (PHP) Medior

Work experience

  1. EmojiWar.io (April 2018 — current)

    Personal project together with my friend Kasper Mol. Created a cross-device (mobile, desktop and tablet) multiplayer game in which the players collect emoji and battle each other with them. You can play it for free on EmojiWar.io

    Technologies: React, Redux, Typescript, Javascript, WebSockets, NodeJS, Postgres, Heroku.

  2. DutchSec (November 2017 — current)

    Working as the main FrontEnd developer on Marija, a web-based graph exploration tool. It's open source, so the code is available on github.

    Technologies: React, Redux, Typescript, Javascript, WebGL, PixiJS, WebSockets.

  3. Learn To Earn (February 2018 — April 2018)

    Taught a 'website building' course to underpriviliged students in a township near Cape Town, South Africa. The course was held at an NGO called Learn To Earn.

  4. Begame (June 2016 — November 2017)

    Lead frontend developer. Built a multiplayer game in Angular, now in use by tens of thousands of players. Built a multi-user webcam streaming server in NodeJS, based on WebRTC.

    Technologies: Angular >= 2, Typescript, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, APIs, Web sockets.

  5. Brand Energy (April 2016 — June 2016)

    Built a RESTful API from scratch in Symfony 2 and two WinJS apps in which employees could manage timesheets and follow scaffolding procedures.

    Technologies: WinJS, Javascript, Symfony 2, APIs.

  6. Denmark's Radio (November 2015 — January 2015)

    Complete redesign and refactoring of the customer service interface of the national public broadcasting company of Denmark.

    Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, Javascript, OracleQL.

  7. ECI online bookstore (October 2012 — November 2015)

    Redesign and refactoring of the frequently asked questions, integrated interactive chat.

    Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, Javascript, OracleQL.

  8. The Knowledgebase Company (August 2012 — January 2015)

    Customization of RightNow, the customer service and support solution by Oracle. Worked on rich web applications for large companies including T-Mobile, Ziggo, NS, Postcode Loterij and ABB.

    Technologies: PHP, CodeIgniter, Javascript, OracleQL.

  9. Poki.com (2013 — 2014)

    Development of a fully responsive mobile gaming platform for one of the largest gaming portals in the world. Infrastructure development supporting up to 20.000 simultaneous visitors. Created a PHP framework 'Fast' that handled this. Also created a JavaScript framework similar to jQuery, but a lot faster and suitable for old computers in third world countries.

    Technologies: PHP, Laravel, AWS.

  10. OnsBoek (own company) (2011 — 2012)

    A startup together with 4 peers. We were creating a photoalbum application, similar to Hema's.

  11. Anno MMX (2010 — 2012)

    Anno MMX has created a market leading CRM for real estate businesses. I have worked on that CRM. I also developed an advanced Wordpress plugin that real estate agents could use to easily display properties on their websites via our JSON API.

  12. Tromphuis Financiering (2008)

    Lead front-end developer and training other front-end developers.

  13. Paylogic (formerly Accepté) (2006 — 2007)

    Graphic design and front and back-end development.

References

Education

  1. Information Science, University of Amsterdam (2009 — 2013)

    Information Science is not so much a technical study. It is more about understanding an organization and leveraging technology to create business value.

    Example courses: Business Modelling & Design, Interaction Design, Information & Knowledgemanagement, Architecture and Infrastructure, Databases, Business Information Systems, Conceptual Modelling, Information & Organizations.

  2. VWO+, Zernike College, Haren (2001 — 2008)